50 Children: The Rescue Mission Of Mr. And Mrs. Kraus: A HBO Film Reliving An American Holocaust Story (Video)

by
Sameera Ehteram
A new documentary tells the story of two Americans who rescue 50 children from the Holocaust.

A new documentary tells the story of two Americans who rescue 50 children from the Holocaust.

 In 1939 Gilbert Kraus and his wife Eleanor  two Jewish Americans  entered into Nazi-occupied Vienna with one goal: to rescue 50 children from the Holocaust. They succeeded in bringing back 25 girls and 25 boys to the United States.

Now the humble couple's story is being told by their granddaughter Liz Perle and her husband Steven Pressman, in a HBO documentary "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus."

Several of the children who were selected are featured in the film.

"50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus" will air on the U.S. cable network HBO on Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8th.

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